Ooma’s Talkatone Mobile App First to Provide Out-of-Network Group Messaging
Universal group messaging feature for Android and iOS platforms compatible with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Palo Alto, CA - Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Ooma, Inc. (NYSE: OOMA) a leading smart business and home communications platform, today announced that its Talkatone app, a consumer mobile app that provides free calling and texting over Wi-Fi or a mobile data connection, has launched universal, out-of-network group messaging for both Android and iOS platforms.
The universal group-messaging feature in the Talkatone app allows consumers to easily create group chats with any other mobile device user across all major U.S. cell phone carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon), making communications, including picture sharing, seamless with colleagues, friends or family, whether or not they are Talkatone app users. Talkatone is the first Internet phone app to give customers the ability to communicate with both other Talkatone app users and non-users in a group chat environment.
“We announced group messaging support in March of this year and today we are taking the important next step of making it even easier for Talkatone customers to message with colleagues, friends and family whether they’re using the Talkatone app or not,” said Eric Stang, CEO of Ooma. “Group messaging is the preferred method of communication for millions of mobile phone users around the world and now our customers have an even more robust and versatile experience to enjoy with the release of universal group messaging.”
Talkatone is a leading provider of free texting and calling for Android, iOS and Kindle mobile devices in the US and Canada. Registered Talkatone users get a free U.S. phone number, free SMS and MMS messaging, universal group picture messaging and up to 60 minutes per month of free outbound calling. Users can purchase credits to increase their calling minutes as well. The iOS version featuring universal group messaging is available from the App Store. The Android app featuring universal group messaging is available from the Google Play store.
About Ooma, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Ooma creates new communications experiences for small businesses and consumers. Its smart platform serves as a communications hub, which offers cloud-based telephony and other connected services. Ooma combines PureVoice HD call quality and innovative features with mobile applications for reliable anytime, anywhere calling. The company has been ranked the No. 1 home phone service for overall satisfaction and value for five consecutive years by the leading consumer research publication. Ooma is also partnering with connected device makers to create smarter offices and homes. Ooma is available in stores and online from leading retailers. For more information about Ooma, please visit www.ooma.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.
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